Top 15 Startups Revealed for G-Startup Seoul

In News, Press Releases, Startup Competition by MeganL


We’re thrilled to announce the G-Startup Seoul Top 15 Finalists! The Evaluation Committee of 20+ active investors has made their decision after days of deliberations. The batch has raised a total of close to 10 million from Strong Ventures, Translink, Capstone, Telefonica, Flybridge, SOSV, D. Camp, Primer, and Koisra Seed Partners. Co-hosting Gyeonggi Center for Creative Economy & Innovation, 15 startups will pitch at the Creative Economy Expo at COEX on December 2, 2016.

Our Top 15 are:

3claps – Girls’ special occasion dresses
Collabee – Issue based team collaboration platform
Gatecoin – Gateway to financial markets 2.0
igloohome – Smart home solutions for the Airbnb host
MOIN – Blockchain-based global money transfer service
MoonROK Media – The world’s portal to Asian pop
Outernets – Transforming windows into interactive digital displays
PopPay – Get checks on your smartphone and pay at your table
QARA – Online P2P investment platform for investors and managers
Saferway – Personal safety app for real-time video sharing
ScaleChain – Private blockchain for financial companies – Hashtag-based photo gallery app
The Alpha Labs – AR Smart Glasses that can be used in daily life
VisualCamp – Base camp for eye tracking technology
Zconverter – Make cloud migration simple and easy


  • The top 15 will receive: An opportunity to pitch in front of world leading VCs
  • A chance to win $50,000 for 1st place or $30,000 for 2nd place.  The 1st place winner also receives a free trip to Silicon Valley to pitch for an additional $250,000 and a bootcamp brought to you by Google Launchpad.

Our judges and speakers are: 

Han Kim, Managing Director, Altos Ventures
Jay Eum, Managing Director, Translink Capital
John Park, CEO, K Venture Group
Shina Chung, Partner, K Cube Ventures
Tim Chae, Partner, 500 Startups
Barrett Parkman, Partner, GWC Innovator Fund
Larry Marcus, Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital
Richard Jun, Managing Partner, BAM Ventures
Kamal Hassan, Managing Director, Turn8
Don Lim, Director, Gyeonggi CCEI
Elaine Ramirez, Contributor, Forbes Asia
Ryan Baird, Startup Manager, GWC Innovator Fund

A special thank you to our Evaluation Committee for their insight and valuable feedback on selecting the best startups.

Don Lim, Gyeonggi CCEI
Jinbaek Park, Gyeonggi CCEI
Eyal Victor Manou, Koisara Seed Partners
Yeongjae Kang, Koisara Seed Partners
Barrett Parkman, GWC Innovator Fund
Ryan Baird, GWC Innovator Fund
Danny Sangyong Han, Orange Fab
Phil Yoon, Big Basin Capital
Seunghoon Jin, D.CAMP
Danny Woo, Tab the Momentum,
Taekkyung Lee, Mash-up Angels
Junghwan Sohn, Koreafintech

The voting for your favorite startups is still on. Founders!! Share our Facebook post of getting in the Top 15with your network and keep fighting for the People’s Choice Award! The winner of People’s Choice Award will have the privilege to choose the order of pitching on stage.

Special thanks to our Global Partners Sequoia CapitalCheetah Mobile, and Google Launchpad! With their support, we are able to help build startup ecosystems around the globe and enable startups to change the world!

If you would like your startup to participate in future G-Startup Worldwide competitions please apply here.



G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest over $1,000,000 in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world.G-Startup Worldwide will be hosted at each Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in 2016 including Tel-Aviv, Beijing, Tokyo, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Bangalore, Taipei, Seoul and San Francisco. G-Startup Worldwide will invest over $1 million into 27 companies around the world in 2016. The winner of G-Startup Worldwide will receive a $50,000 investment prize and the second place winner will receive a $30,000 investment prize. The winner will also receive a free trip to Silicon Valley to compete to become the 2016 G-Startup Worldwide Global Winner. The second place winner overall will receive an additional $120,000 winner and the Global Winner will receive an additional $250,000 investment! Our winners also gain access to the exclusive G-Network, our private network for global tech executive as well as support from our mentor network. Any eligible startup from around the world may apply.

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